Spring and summer in Britain wouldn’t be the same without the agricultural show. We enter our Yargs – nettled and wild garlic – into a select few each year and use the results (usually a delight to receive, we admit immodestly) as a gauge as to how consistent our cheesemaking skills are.
This year, we are off to a flying start with a magnificent clutch of accolades from the Devon County Show. Best Dressed Cheese, Reserve Champion, and a first and a second in the same class.
Next up, it’s the British Cheese Awards which take place at the Royal Bath and West. Dairy owner Catherine Mead is one of the judges (although never allowed to cast opinion on a Yarg, obviously) and over the course of a couple of days, gets to taste more cheeses than you could shake a stick at. Taste, texture, appearance and aroma are four key boxes to tick in search of that truly masterful cheese.
The Royal Cornwall Show, our local agricultural showcase, always takes place in Wadebridge in the first week of June but we are too busy selling our special Cornwall Show Yargs in the Food and Farming Pavilion to exhibit. See you there!